On Friday, 17th June 2022 Essex Primary School took great pride in hosting an event for Ukraine in order to further develop pupils’ understanding of human rights and how these are impacted by events in the wider world around them.
The day began with special assemblies in KS1 and KS2, focussing on Article 38 ‘Every child has the right to protection and freedom from war.’ Class 4H sang a special song, ‘Oi u Luzi Chervona Kalyna’ in the Ukrainian language which they will be performing for their music project next Friday as part of our Refugee Week activities.
Pupils demonstrated their support for children experiencing war in Ukraine by wearing blue and yellow, which are the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
The day’s events were planned by Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors who have gone above and beyond to complete the roles assigned to them, from supporting our sports coaches to create the obstacle course (which we aim to run next week), to delivering the exceptional assembly and making commemorative badges in support of Ukraine.
Our wonderful Year 3 Rights Respecting Ambassadors – Zainab 3J, Rufaida 3H and Diyana 3A designed our badges which were then assembled by our helpful Year 6 pupils. Pupils produced amazing work throughout the day by looking at how they would feel if they were a refugee or had experienced a war.
Well done to all the Rights Respecting Ambassadors for putting in a great amount of effort to ensure the day ran smoothly – it’s such a shame we could not organise cooler weather!